• Anzac replied to the topic Face To Face in the forum Trek Preparation 15 years ago

    Sorry Malcolm E-mail is paul_henderson@bigpond.com

  • Anzac replied to the topic Face To Face in the forum Trek Preparation 15 years ago

    Giday Malcolm Only too happy to help if u wish to chat i did the trek July 04 and live at Caboolturedrop me a line if u wish and will forward contact detailsRegards Paul.

  • Giday Luchar I can remember a couple of areas where the track was narrow & a steep drop off was to either side but remember in the unlikely event that u go over the side if tired etc lots of trees prevent you going all the way down. you will slip over heaps of times so you may as well get used to it. I also have a fear of heights i.e. looking over…[Read more]

  • Giday LyndonMy mates & i did the track July 04 and i would strongly suggest that you do a guided tour for many reasons No.1 being that you come out the other side.Also do not underestimate the value of local knowledge in sourcing accomodation and food. The best part about hiring local people as guides and carriers is giving them valuable…[Read more]

  • Thanks Gail Will stay tuned for further info on Wau, Komiatum trek P.S. I met an old neighbour of yours from Pt Moresby Simon Pitt sends his regards i used to work with him.RegardsPaulEditors Note: Yes I remember Simon, he did not stick around here that long. Small world, please say Hi to him when and if you meet him again.

  • Hi allMy uncle also served in the 2/7th he was wounded in action at komiatum & later died in a field hospital at Buna, he was buried at Cape Endanaire and later moved to Bomana (Died 20th Sept 1943 aged 19) It was a very moving experience to visit his grave at Bomana prior to trekking Kokoda last July and staying at Buna.I would be interested in…[Read more]

  • Anzac replied to the topic Boots in the forum Trek Preparation 15 years, 10 months ago

    Hi allI had all of these questions in my mind before i went and the experience showed that gore tex lined boots are the best mine were La Sportiva and were worn in approx 6 months prior, good woollen socks and use light sock liners.absoloutely no blisters or sweat problems we were on the track 3rd July and it was the wettest it had been in many…[Read more]

  • Anzac replied to the topic Finding Walkers in the forum Introduction 15 years, 10 months ago

    Hi ToddI originally was going on my own and ended up with a group of six mates, just keep letting people know what u are doing and watch it grow. we walked from Moresby to Kokoda then to Buna & Gona and when people ask i tell them it was the greatest thing i have done in my life.Cheers m8Anzac

  • Hi Allison Was interested in your advise of fitness levels required to do the track I am 45 and recently climbed Mt Barney in SE Qld (8.5 hour walk & is rated one of the longest & hardest treks in QLD & I was totally gone by the end of the day) What i am wondering is how hard is each day on the trail ?I train a minimum of 3 times a week, walking…[Read more]

  • Anzac replied to the topic Life Long Goal in the forum Introduction 16 years, 8 months ago

    Giday AussieWell it seems that my little trek group of one must be on steriods as it is growingit is now a possible 8 & july/august is the time, word of mouth seems to workcould you please advise (as most want to do this) is an extension to Buna & Gona available? also accomodation in Port Moresby seems to be a point of concern for some (mainly…[Read more]

  • Anzac replied to the topic Life Long Goal in the forum Introduction 16 years, 8 months ago

    Aussie (Gail) Could you please send me costings and details on trip and finally i may have another 2 people coming along (hopefully) do you have set dates ? and packages as the different offerings from some groups are confusing. Any information would be appreciated (you may have the info somewhere on the site but I am somewhat inept on finding my…[Read more]

  • Anzac replied to the topic Life Long Goal in the forum Introduction 16 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks Muppie & Aussie for your repliesIt is a fantastic web site & is sure providing me with a lot of info, Aussie you must have done a lot of research for the Bomana listings and yes my uncle is there and all details are correct, it will be a very emotional moment for me when i actually stand at his grave site as since i was a kid i have been…[Read more]